Wednesday, January 16, 2013

16-Jan-2013 23:16

Week in pictures: 5-11 January 2013 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20984441#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is the eurozone crisis almost over? :: Is the three-year-old eurozone sovereign debt crisis nearing its end? Dr. Nicholas Spiro of Spiro Sovereign Strategy believes it just might be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/03/business/euro-crisis-over-spiro-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

Tax pain ahead for Greeks :: Greece's parliament approved a tax increase Saturday that should add to the government's revenue, but is likely to anger citizens opposed to the country's austerity measures.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/12/world/europe/greece-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Another Tibetan sets himself on fire :: A Tibetan man protesting China's rule of the region set himself on fire Saturday, his death believed to be the first case of self-immolation this year -- but one that adds to a grim, growing toll.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/world/asia/china-tibet-self-immolation/index.html?eref�ition

Is China easing up on media? :: China's traditional iron-handed approach to the media has taken a surprise turn of tolerance with Beijing's soft handling of a recent dispute with local reporters, in what could well become a more open attitude toward the media under the incoming administration of presumed new President Xi Jinping.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/opinion/china-censorship-young/index.html?eref�ition

Playtime that protects the planet :: CNN's Pauline Chiou goes to Hong Kong's annual toy fair to find out about the growing market for eco-friendly toys.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/14/eco-solutions-toys.cnn?eref�ition

'Harry Potter Abbey' gets lit up :: The cloisters at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-21018400#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Kumbh Mela gets under way :: Millions of Hindus take a holy dip on the first day
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-21010629#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China's Yellow River freezes over :: Affected by the recent big temperature drop, large amounts of drift ice flow on the Yellow River in Pingluo, China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/04/vo-china-yellow-river-drift-ice.cnn?eref�ition

How to get rid of old gadgets :: If you received shiny new gadgets for the holidays, you probably have some older device that is now unwanted or obsolete. If you can't regift your old computer, tablet or TV, make sure you get rid of it the smart way by selling, donating or recycling it.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/25/tech/gaming-gadgets/used-electronics/index.html?eref�ition

Shipping looks to clean up its act :: At nearly the length of four football pitches, the container ship Eugen Maersk takes some stopping when traveling at full speed -- around 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) before it can come to a complete halt.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/17/business/eco-green-shipping-singapore/index.html?eref�ition

Advocates push for 'green' cosmetics :: Cosmetics are a part of the daily grooming regimen for women across the country, but now consumer advocates say your favorite lipstick or mascara may be harmful to your health.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/28/living/green-cosmetics/index.html?eref�ition

Photos ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/10/europe/gallery/concordia-one-year-later/index.html?eref�ition

Is cruise travel safer? :: As survivors and relatives of those who died on board the Costa Concordia mark the anniversary of the disaster, has cruise safety been improved?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/11/travel/concordia-anniversary/index.html?eref�ition

Golden Globes' effect on Oscars :: Scott Feinberg, Oscar analyst for the Hollywood Reporter discusses the effect the Golden Globes have on the Oscar race.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2013/01/10/exp-point-oscars-gg-feinberg.cnn?eref�ition

2013 Oscars: Snubs ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/10/showbiz/movies/oscar-snubs-2013/index.html?eref�ition

Golden Globes: Who will win vs. who should win :: All eyes are on the Golden Globes for clues to future glory at the Oscars.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/11/showbiz/tv/golden-globes-movies-vineyard/index.html?eref�ition

Internet 'makes you honest' :: Jeff Hancock explains why he believes the searchability and permanence of information online may help keep us honest.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2013/01/11/ted-hancock-future-of-lying.ted?eref�ition

Do social media help keep us honest? :: Everyone tells the occasional "little white lie," but Jeffrey Hancock says people are more likely to tell the truth on social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook than in person.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/opinion/hancock-technology-lying/index.html?eref�ition

Spain's austerity characters suffer :: Spaniards and immigrants seek relief in austerity-driven Spain. Al Goodman catches up with three people in the crisis.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/28/pkg-goodman-spain-austerity.cnn?eref�ition

Creating fuel from thin air :: A small British firm says it has found a way to make petrol from air and water, as CNN's Dan Rivers reports
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/28/rivers-green-petrol-air.cnn?eref�ition

Inventor builds cardboard bike :: CNN's Fred Pleitgen is on the road with a bike built out of cardboard.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/27/pleitgen-green-cardboard-bike.cnn?eref�ition

Greece debt relief deal reached :: The European Union and the International Monetary Fund agree on a deal that officials hope will finally relieve the troubled country's debt burden.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/11/27/elinda-greece-bailout-deal.cnn?eref�ition

China's new traffic rules stir debate :: Driving in China is dangerous in no small part because many drivers tend to ignore traffic rules.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/03/world/asia/china-traffic-rules/index.html?eref�ition

Opinion: Speak up on climate change :: After two weeks of climate negotiations in Doha, bleary-eyed ministers, negotiators, and advocates are headed back home to the various regions around the world. Few, if any, are leaving entirely satisfied.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/09/opinion/morgan-climate-change-talks/index.html?eref�ition

Sorrell: Europe slow growth decade :: The 2013 forecast for European economic growth has turned into a prediction for decay. The European Central Bank on Thursday flipped next year's gross domestic product forecast from growth of 0.3% to a fall of 0.9% next year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/business/sorrell-europe-recession/index.html?eref�ition

Would a Berlusconi return hurt Italy? :: Will the prospect of a Berlusconi return cause investors to steer clear of Italian bonds? Count on it, writes Nicholas Spiro.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/10/business/opinion-spiro-italy/index.html?eref�ition

Should Scrabble letter values change? :: The values of the letters in Scrabble were assigned according to the front page of a US newspaper in the 1930s. Is it time the scoring system was updated to reflect today's usage?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20984707#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Beijing residents choke on smog :: Schoolchildren were ordered to halt outdoor sports activities from Sunday to Tuesday in the worst polluted areas of Beijing, among emergency response measures adopted on Sunday when the Air Quality Index exceeded 500, the highest level.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/14/world/asia/china-smog-blanket/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 15 January 2013 :: Twenty four hours of news photos: 15 January
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-21025312#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

16-Jan-2013 23:16 Obama

Obama's push on guns creates a ripple effect - Sydney Morning Herald :: http://www.smh.com.au/world/obamas-push-on-guns-creates-a-ripple-effect-20130116-2ctrr.html

Assad may be using poison gas 'to test Obama's red line resolve' in Syria - The Times (subscription) :: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/middleeast/article3659605.ece

In test of influence, NRA gets personal in anti-Obama ad :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/IjoLrlrJ73o/us-usa-guns-ad-idUSBRE90F12E20130116

Obama makes biggest gun-control push in decades :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Dj-k3yqjguY/us-usa-guns-idUSBRE90F0NU20130116

Obama Unveils Proposals for Toughening Laws on Guns :: President Obama on Wednesday unveiled plans to introduce legislation by next week that includes a ban on assault weapons, limits on high-capacity magazines and other steps.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/17/us/politics/obama-to-ask-congress-to-toughen-gun-laws.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Obama Unveils Sweeping Plan to Curb Gun Violence :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i}36d27a3c38c9eb3f0f2a19658c3e3d

Obama Gun Proposal to Look Beyond Mass Shootings :: Some of the proposals that President Obama is expected to make on Wednesday will be intended not only to prevent mass shootings, but also to curb everyday gun violence.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/us/politics/obama-gun-proposal-to-look-beyond-mass-shootings.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

NRA Ad Calls Obama 'Elitist Hypocrite' :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?iw742b51f74a862d07496f50295280d4

Op-Ed Columnist: Obama's 1-2 Punch? :: Here's hoping the president goes big in his plans for his second term.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/opinion/friedman-obamas-1-2-punch.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

The Republican Tax Panic :: The GOP should negotiate with Obama, not each other.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324640104578161204263495688.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The Year We Reckon With Iran :: Can Chuck Hagel help fix Obama's biggest problem--before it's too late?
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2133310,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular


Obama

16-Jan-2013 22:15

Week in pictures: 5-11 January 2013 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20984441#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is the eurozone crisis almost over? :: Is the three-year-old eurozone sovereign debt crisis nearing its end? Dr. Nicholas Spiro of Spiro Sovereign Strategy believes it just might be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/03/business/euro-crisis-over-spiro-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

Tax pain ahead for Greeks :: Greece's parliament approved a tax increase Saturday that should add to the government's revenue, but is likely to anger citizens opposed to the country's austerity measures.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/12/world/europe/greece-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Another Tibetan sets himself on fire :: A Tibetan man protesting China's rule of the region set himself on fire Saturday, his death believed to be the first case of self-immolation this year -- but one that adds to a grim, growing toll.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/world/asia/china-tibet-self-immolation/index.html?eref�ition

Is China easing up on media? :: China's traditional iron-handed approach to the media has taken a surprise turn of tolerance with Beijing's soft handling of a recent dispute with local reporters, in what could well become a more open attitude toward the media under the incoming administration of presumed new President Xi Jinping.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/opinion/china-censorship-young/index.html?eref�ition

Playtime that protects the planet :: CNN's Pauline Chiou goes to Hong Kong's annual toy fair to find out about the growing market for eco-friendly toys.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/14/eco-solutions-toys.cnn?eref�ition

'Harry Potter Abbey' gets lit up :: The cloisters at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-21018400#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Kumbh Mela gets under way :: Millions of Hindus take a holy dip on the first day
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-21010629#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China's Yellow River freezes over :: Affected by the recent big temperature drop, large amounts of drift ice flow on the Yellow River in Pingluo, China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/04/vo-china-yellow-river-drift-ice.cnn?eref�ition

How to get rid of old gadgets :: If you received shiny new gadgets for the holidays, you probably have some older device that is now unwanted or obsolete. If you can't regift your old computer, tablet or TV, make sure you get rid of it the smart way by selling, donating or recycling it.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/25/tech/gaming-gadgets/used-electronics/index.html?eref�ition

Shipping looks to clean up its act :: At nearly the length of four football pitches, the container ship Eugen Maersk takes some stopping when traveling at full speed -- around 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) before it can come to a complete halt.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/17/business/eco-green-shipping-singapore/index.html?eref�ition

Advocates push for 'green' cosmetics :: Cosmetics are a part of the daily grooming regimen for women across the country, but now consumer advocates say your favorite lipstick or mascara may be harmful to your health.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/28/living/green-cosmetics/index.html?eref�ition

Photos ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/10/europe/gallery/concordia-one-year-later/index.html?eref�ition

Is cruise travel safer? :: As survivors and relatives of those who died on board the Costa Concordia mark the anniversary of the disaster, has cruise safety been improved?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/11/travel/concordia-anniversary/index.html?eref�ition

Golden Globes' effect on Oscars :: Scott Feinberg, Oscar analyst for the Hollywood Reporter discusses the effect the Golden Globes have on the Oscar race.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2013/01/10/exp-point-oscars-gg-feinberg.cnn?eref�ition

2013 Oscars: Snubs ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/10/showbiz/movies/oscar-snubs-2013/index.html?eref�ition

Golden Globes: Who will win vs. who should win :: All eyes are on the Golden Globes for clues to future glory at the Oscars.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/11/showbiz/tv/golden-globes-movies-vineyard/index.html?eref�ition

Internet 'makes you honest' :: Jeff Hancock explains why he believes the searchability and permanence of information online may help keep us honest.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2013/01/11/ted-hancock-future-of-lying.ted?eref�ition

Do social media help keep us honest? :: Everyone tells the occasional "little white lie," but Jeffrey Hancock says people are more likely to tell the truth on social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook than in person.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/opinion/hancock-technology-lying/index.html?eref�ition

Spain's austerity characters suffer :: Spaniards and immigrants seek relief in austerity-driven Spain. Al Goodman catches up with three people in the crisis.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/28/pkg-goodman-spain-austerity.cnn?eref�ition

Creating fuel from thin air :: A small British firm says it has found a way to make petrol from air and water, as CNN's Dan Rivers reports
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/28/rivers-green-petrol-air.cnn?eref�ition

Inventor builds cardboard bike :: CNN's Fred Pleitgen is on the road with a bike built out of cardboard.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/27/pleitgen-green-cardboard-bike.cnn?eref�ition

Greece debt relief deal reached :: The European Union and the International Monetary Fund agree on a deal that officials hope will finally relieve the troubled country's debt burden.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/11/27/elinda-greece-bailout-deal.cnn?eref�ition

China's new traffic rules stir debate :: Driving in China is dangerous in no small part because many drivers tend to ignore traffic rules.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/03/world/asia/china-traffic-rules/index.html?eref�ition

Opinion: Speak up on climate change :: After two weeks of climate negotiations in Doha, bleary-eyed ministers, negotiators, and advocates are headed back home to the various regions around the world. Few, if any, are leaving entirely satisfied.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/09/opinion/morgan-climate-change-talks/index.html?eref�ition

Sorrell: Europe slow growth decade :: The 2013 forecast for European economic growth has turned into a prediction for decay. The European Central Bank on Thursday flipped next year's gross domestic product forecast from growth of 0.3% to a fall of 0.9% next year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/business/sorrell-europe-recession/index.html?eref�ition

Would a Berlusconi return hurt Italy? :: Will the prospect of a Berlusconi return cause investors to steer clear of Italian bonds? Count on it, writes Nicholas Spiro.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/10/business/opinion-spiro-italy/index.html?eref�ition

Should Scrabble letter values change? :: The values of the letters in Scrabble were assigned according to the front page of a US newspaper in the 1930s. Is it time the scoring system was updated to reflect today's usage?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20984707#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Beijing residents choke on smog :: Schoolchildren were ordered to halt outdoor sports activities from Sunday to Tuesday in the worst polluted areas of Beijing, among emergency response measures adopted on Sunday when the Air Quality Index exceeded 500, the highest level.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/14/world/asia/china-smog-blanket/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 15 January 2013 :: Twenty four hours of news photos: 15 January
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-21025312#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

16-Jan-2013 22:15 10

LeAnn Rimes Fears of Infidelity, Suicide :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?iUfa2fef0110c3bafc9949582e6122f1

Worker Liberation in Michigan :: Another state gives individuals the right not to join a union.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323401904578157453687608428.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Three Questioned in Libor Probe :: The U.K. Serious Fraud Office has arrested three men as part of an investigation into the rigging of interest rates.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324024004578172912726034752.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

FRANCE - INDONESIA: Indonesia's Lion Air to order over 200 Airbuses :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20130109-indonesias-lion-air-order-over-200-airbuses

Why Your Heartburn Drugs Don't Work :: New research suggests that in many people, heartburn may be caused by something other than acid reflux. But gastroenterologists are often stumped as to what it is and how to treat it.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323894704578115031699278010.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578147333270637790.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

HSBC to Pay Record U.S. Penalty :: HSBC acknowledged that for years it ignored possible money laundering, part of a record $1.9 billion settlement with U.S. authorities that caps the bank's disastrous foray into the U.S. market.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324478304578171650887467568.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

EU to Put Reins on Regulators :: Authorities are considering launching a legal crackdown on some national regulators for restricting European banks from freely moving funds across national borders.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324339204578171320383106476.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Man Killed in Rare Midtown Shooting :: A man was fatally shot in the head on West 58th Street, marking the fourth death this year in a typically murder-free area of Manhattan.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324024004578171563047837912.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Fiscal Cliff Talks Make Progress :: Budget negotiations between the White House and Republican House Speaker Boehner have progressed steadily in recent days, breathing life into talks that appeared to have stalled.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323339704578171653501931248.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The Republican Tax Panic :: The GOP should negotiate with Obama, not each other.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324640104578161204263495688.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Feds Ponder Joining Suit Against Armstrong :: Justice Department officials are considering whether to join a whistleblower lawsuit filed by cyclist Lance Armstrong's former teammate, Floyd Landis.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323339704578171551137193218.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Giving to Charity and the Children :: The client had more money than he ever intended to spend. So his adviser, Brian Kazanchy, helped him tackle two of his biggest goals: Donating to charity and passing money to his two daughters as tax efficiently as possible.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323401904578159490706917284.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

One Running Shoe in the Grave :: New studies on older endurance athletes suggest the fittest reap few health benefits.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323330604578145462264024472.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Mohnish Pabrai: What I've Learned From Warren and Charlie - Motley Fool :: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/01/10/mohnish-pabrai-what-ive-learned-from-warren-and-ch.aspx

PAKISTAN: France honours Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20130110-france-honours-pakistani-schoolgirl-malala-yousafzai

They Know What You're Shopping For :: "You're looking at the premium package, right?" Companies today are increasingly tying people's real-life identities to their online browsing habits.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324784404578143144132736214.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

The Third Coast :: By Joel Kotkin
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204712904578092951334042918.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Passing Along Life Lessons :: Why values are an increasingly important part of estate planning.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324595904578116843265852654.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Mastering the Mismatch :: Get ready to add "spezzato," the art of contrasting jackets and trousers, to your sartorial dictionary.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323894704578114882615634490.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Early Success and Its Enemies :: The novelist Martin Amis has been famous almost since birth. But his celebrity has long increased out of proportion to the quality of his books. Adam Kirsch reviews "Martin Amis: The Biography" by Richard Bradford.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578149304027759438.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Chris Gilchrist: Cheer up – gloom is so last year - Fundweb (blog) :: http://www.fundweb.co.uk/blogs/chris-gilchrist-cheer-up-gloom-is-so-last-year/1064229.article

The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated) :: The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated)
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2105432,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

Firms Flock to Newly Opened Myanmar :: From global multinationals to one-man entrepreneurs, businesses are abuzz over what may be one of the world's last great—but hardly stable—business frontiers.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443749204578050773460553586.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

23 Rules of the Office Holiday Party :: As we dive straight into the office holiday party season, Jason Gay offers the only advice you need to survive an epic night of company cheer.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324024004578169442404457384.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Italy Front-Runner Vows Steady Hand :: Pier Luigi Bersani, the center-left politician tipped in polls as Italy's next leader, pledged to uphold his country's economic commitments to Europe and not dismantle the current government's overhauls, if he is elected.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324024004578169271671402946.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Lenore Skenazy: Helicopter Parents, Meet Helicopter Pet-Owning :: You can't be too careful. Avoid dog parks—they're like poorly supervised playdates.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324469304578144870641691746.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Defending Home, From Afar :: Two new accounts of Polish suffering and heroism during World War II. Daniel Ford reviews Halik Kochanski's "The Eagle Unbowed" and Matthew Brzezinski's "Isaac's Army."
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323353204578129220634214466.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The 46 Places to Go in 2013 :: From art in Rio to wine in China to food in Washington, D.C., here are dozens of reasons to escape and explore this year.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/01/10/travel/2013-places-to-go.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

The Year We Reckon With Iran :: Can Chuck Hagel help fix Obama's biggest problem--before it's too late?
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2133310,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular


10

16-Jan-2013 21:14

Week in pictures: 5-11 January 2013 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20984441#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is the eurozone crisis almost over? :: Is the three-year-old eurozone sovereign debt crisis nearing its end? Dr. Nicholas Spiro of Spiro Sovereign Strategy believes it just might be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/03/business/euro-crisis-over-spiro-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

Tax pain ahead for Greeks :: Greece's parliament approved a tax increase Saturday that should add to the government's revenue, but is likely to anger citizens opposed to the country's austerity measures.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/12/world/europe/greece-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Another Tibetan sets himself on fire :: A Tibetan man protesting China's rule of the region set himself on fire Saturday, his death believed to be the first case of self-immolation this year -- but one that adds to a grim, growing toll.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/world/asia/china-tibet-self-immolation/index.html?eref�ition

Is China easing up on media? :: China's traditional iron-handed approach to the media has taken a surprise turn of tolerance with Beijing's soft handling of a recent dispute with local reporters, in what could well become a more open attitude toward the media under the incoming administration of presumed new President Xi Jinping.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/opinion/china-censorship-young/index.html?eref�ition

Playtime that protects the planet :: CNN's Pauline Chiou goes to Hong Kong's annual toy fair to find out about the growing market for eco-friendly toys.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/14/eco-solutions-toys.cnn?eref�ition

'Harry Potter Abbey' gets lit up :: The cloisters at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-21018400#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Kumbh Mela gets under way :: Millions of Hindus take a holy dip on the first day
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-21010629#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China's Yellow River freezes over :: Affected by the recent big temperature drop, large amounts of drift ice flow on the Yellow River in Pingluo, China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/04/vo-china-yellow-river-drift-ice.cnn?eref�ition

How to get rid of old gadgets :: If you received shiny new gadgets for the holidays, you probably have some older device that is now unwanted or obsolete. If you can't regift your old computer, tablet or TV, make sure you get rid of it the smart way by selling, donating or recycling it.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/25/tech/gaming-gadgets/used-electronics/index.html?eref�ition

Shipping looks to clean up its act :: At nearly the length of four football pitches, the container ship Eugen Maersk takes some stopping when traveling at full speed -- around 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) before it can come to a complete halt.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/17/business/eco-green-shipping-singapore/index.html?eref�ition

Advocates push for 'green' cosmetics :: Cosmetics are a part of the daily grooming regimen for women across the country, but now consumer advocates say your favorite lipstick or mascara may be harmful to your health.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/28/living/green-cosmetics/index.html?eref�ition

Photos ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/10/europe/gallery/concordia-one-year-later/index.html?eref�ition

Is cruise travel safer? :: As survivors and relatives of those who died on board the Costa Concordia mark the anniversary of the disaster, has cruise safety been improved?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/11/travel/concordia-anniversary/index.html?eref�ition

Golden Globes' effect on Oscars :: Scott Feinberg, Oscar analyst for the Hollywood Reporter discusses the effect the Golden Globes have on the Oscar race.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2013/01/10/exp-point-oscars-gg-feinberg.cnn?eref�ition

2013 Oscars: Snubs ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/10/showbiz/movies/oscar-snubs-2013/index.html?eref�ition

Golden Globes: Who will win vs. who should win :: All eyes are on the Golden Globes for clues to future glory at the Oscars.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/11/showbiz/tv/golden-globes-movies-vineyard/index.html?eref�ition

Internet 'makes you honest' :: Jeff Hancock explains why he believes the searchability and permanence of information online may help keep us honest.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2013/01/11/ted-hancock-future-of-lying.ted?eref�ition

Do social media help keep us honest? :: Everyone tells the occasional "little white lie," but Jeffrey Hancock says people are more likely to tell the truth on social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook than in person.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/opinion/hancock-technology-lying/index.html?eref�ition

Spain's austerity characters suffer :: Spaniards and immigrants seek relief in austerity-driven Spain. Al Goodman catches up with three people in the crisis.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/28/pkg-goodman-spain-austerity.cnn?eref�ition

Creating fuel from thin air :: A small British firm says it has found a way to make petrol from air and water, as CNN's Dan Rivers reports
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/28/rivers-green-petrol-air.cnn?eref�ition

Inventor builds cardboard bike :: CNN's Fred Pleitgen is on the road with a bike built out of cardboard.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/27/pleitgen-green-cardboard-bike.cnn?eref�ition

Greece debt relief deal reached :: The European Union and the International Monetary Fund agree on a deal that officials hope will finally relieve the troubled country's debt burden.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/11/27/elinda-greece-bailout-deal.cnn?eref�ition

China's new traffic rules stir debate :: Driving in China is dangerous in no small part because many drivers tend to ignore traffic rules.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/03/world/asia/china-traffic-rules/index.html?eref�ition

Opinion: Speak up on climate change :: After two weeks of climate negotiations in Doha, bleary-eyed ministers, negotiators, and advocates are headed back home to the various regions around the world. Few, if any, are leaving entirely satisfied.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/09/opinion/morgan-climate-change-talks/index.html?eref�ition

Sorrell: Europe slow growth decade :: The 2013 forecast for European economic growth has turned into a prediction for decay. The European Central Bank on Thursday flipped next year's gross domestic product forecast from growth of 0.3% to a fall of 0.9% next year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/business/sorrell-europe-recession/index.html?eref�ition

Would a Berlusconi return hurt Italy? :: Will the prospect of a Berlusconi return cause investors to steer clear of Italian bonds? Count on it, writes Nicholas Spiro.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/10/business/opinion-spiro-italy/index.html?eref�ition

Should Scrabble letter values change? :: The values of the letters in Scrabble were assigned according to the front page of a US newspaper in the 1930s. Is it time the scoring system was updated to reflect today's usage?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20984707#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Beijing residents choke on smog :: Schoolchildren were ordered to halt outdoor sports activities from Sunday to Tuesday in the worst polluted areas of Beijing, among emergency response measures adopted on Sunday when the Air Quality Index exceeded 500, the highest level.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/14/world/asia/china-smog-blanket/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 15 January 2013 :: Twenty four hours of news photos: 15 January
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-21025312#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

16-Jan-2013 21:14 10

Facebook launches new search tool - Firstpost :: http://www.firstpost.com/fwire/facebook-launches-new-search-tool-591075.html?utm_source%3Dfwire%26utm_medium%3Dhp

Dozens held after Islamists attack Algerian gas field - Firstpost :: http://www.firstpost.com/world/dozens-held-after-islamists-attack-algerian-gas-field-591071.html

Ireland recalls 10 mln burgers on horsemeat fears - U.S. News & World Report :: http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2013/01/16/10-mln-irish-burgers-recalled-over-horsemeat-fears

Lance Armstrong affair: UCI to consider amnesty for witnesses - BBC Sport :: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/21051947

As "Roe v. Wade" turns 40, most oppose reversing abortion ruling - Firstpost :: http://www.firstpost.com/world/as-roe-v-wade-turns-40-most-oppose-reversing-abortion-ruling-591105.html

LeAnn Rimes Fears of Infidelity, Suicide :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?iUfa2fef0110c3bafc9949582e6122f1

Worker Liberation in Michigan :: Another state gives individuals the right not to join a union.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323401904578157453687608428.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Three Questioned in Libor Probe :: The U.K. Serious Fraud Office has arrested three men as part of an investigation into the rigging of interest rates.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324024004578172912726034752.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

FRANCE - INDONESIA: Indonesia's Lion Air to order over 200 Airbuses :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20130109-indonesias-lion-air-order-over-200-airbuses

Thief Writes Apology Letter, Returns Stolen Gold Rings 15 Years Later :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�ddd58055c8fa38fdc228b100efcae5

Why Your Heartburn Drugs Don't Work :: New research suggests that in many people, heartburn may be caused by something other than acid reflux. But gastroenterologists are often stumped as to what it is and how to treat it.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323894704578115031699278010.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578147333270637790.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

HSBC to Pay Record U.S. Penalty :: HSBC acknowledged that for years it ignored possible money laundering, part of a record $1.9 billion settlement with U.S. authorities that caps the bank's disastrous foray into the U.S. market.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324478304578171650887467568.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

EU to Put Reins on Regulators :: Authorities are considering launching a legal crackdown on some national regulators for restricting European banks from freely moving funds across national borders.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324339204578171320383106476.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Man Killed in Rare Midtown Shooting :: A man was fatally shot in the head on West 58th Street, marking the fourth death this year in a typically murder-free area of Manhattan.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324024004578171563047837912.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Fiscal Cliff Talks Make Progress :: Budget negotiations between the White House and Republican House Speaker Boehner have progressed steadily in recent days, breathing life into talks that appeared to have stalled.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323339704578171653501931248.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The Republican Tax Panic :: The GOP should negotiate with Obama, not each other.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324640104578161204263495688.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Feds Ponder Joining Suit Against Armstrong :: Justice Department officials are considering whether to join a whistleblower lawsuit filed by cyclist Lance Armstrong's former teammate, Floyd Landis.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323339704578171551137193218.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Giving to Charity and the Children :: The client had more money than he ever intended to spend. So his adviser, Brian Kazanchy, helped him tackle two of his biggest goals: Donating to charity and passing money to his two daughters as tax efficiently as possible.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323401904578159490706917284.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

One Running Shoe in the Grave :: New studies on older endurance athletes suggest the fittest reap few health benefits.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323330604578145462264024472.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Mohnish Pabrai: What I've Learned From Warren and Charlie - Motley Fool :: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/01/10/mohnish-pabrai-what-ive-learned-from-warren-and-ch.aspx

PAKISTAN: France honours Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20130110-france-honours-pakistani-schoolgirl-malala-yousafzai

They Know What You're Shopping For :: "You're looking at the premium package, right?" Companies today are increasingly tying people's real-life identities to their online browsing habits.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324784404578143144132736214.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

The Third Coast :: By Joel Kotkin
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204712904578092951334042918.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The Brain: The Mystery of Consciousness :: You exist, right? Prove it. How 100 billion jabbering neurons create the knowledge--or illusion--that you're here
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1580394,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

Passing Along Life Lessons :: Why values are an increasingly important part of estate planning.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324595904578116843265852654.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Mastering the Mismatch :: Get ready to add "spezzato," the art of contrasting jackets and trousers, to your sartorial dictionary.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323894704578114882615634490.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Early Success and Its Enemies :: The novelist Martin Amis has been famous almost since birth. But his celebrity has long increased out of proportion to the quality of his books. Adam Kirsch reviews "Martin Amis: The Biography" by Richard Bradford.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578149304027759438.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Chris Gilchrist: Cheer up – gloom is so last year - Fundweb (blog) :: http://www.fundweb.co.uk/blogs/chris-gilchrist-cheer-up-gloom-is-so-last-year/1064229.article

The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated) :: The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated)
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2105432,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular


10

16-Jan-2013 20:13

Week in pictures: 5-11 January 2013 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20984441#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is the eurozone crisis almost over? :: Is the three-year-old eurozone sovereign debt crisis nearing its end? Dr. Nicholas Spiro of Spiro Sovereign Strategy believes it just might be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/03/business/euro-crisis-over-spiro-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

Tax pain ahead for Greeks :: Greece's parliament approved a tax increase Saturday that should add to the government's revenue, but is likely to anger citizens opposed to the country's austerity measures.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/12/world/europe/greece-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Another Tibetan sets himself on fire :: A Tibetan man protesting China's rule of the region set himself on fire Saturday, his death believed to be the first case of self-immolation this year -- but one that adds to a grim, growing toll.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/world/asia/china-tibet-self-immolation/index.html?eref�ition

Is China easing up on media? :: China's traditional iron-handed approach to the media has taken a surprise turn of tolerance with Beijing's soft handling of a recent dispute with local reporters, in what could well become a more open attitude toward the media under the incoming administration of presumed new President Xi Jinping.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/opinion/china-censorship-young/index.html?eref�ition

Playtime that protects the planet :: CNN's Pauline Chiou goes to Hong Kong's annual toy fair to find out about the growing market for eco-friendly toys.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/14/eco-solutions-toys.cnn?eref�ition

'Harry Potter Abbey' gets lit up :: The cloisters at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-21018400#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Kumbh Mela gets under way :: Millions of Hindus take a holy dip on the first day
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-21010629#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China's Yellow River freezes over :: Affected by the recent big temperature drop, large amounts of drift ice flow on the Yellow River in Pingluo, China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/04/vo-china-yellow-river-drift-ice.cnn?eref�ition

How to get rid of old gadgets :: If you received shiny new gadgets for the holidays, you probably have some older device that is now unwanted or obsolete. If you can't regift your old computer, tablet or TV, make sure you get rid of it the smart way by selling, donating or recycling it.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/25/tech/gaming-gadgets/used-electronics/index.html?eref�ition

Shipping looks to clean up its act :: At nearly the length of four football pitches, the container ship Eugen Maersk takes some stopping when traveling at full speed -- around 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) before it can come to a complete halt.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/17/business/eco-green-shipping-singapore/index.html?eref�ition

Advocates push for 'green' cosmetics :: Cosmetics are a part of the daily grooming regimen for women across the country, but now consumer advocates say your favorite lipstick or mascara may be harmful to your health.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/28/living/green-cosmetics/index.html?eref�ition

Photos ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/10/europe/gallery/concordia-one-year-later/index.html?eref�ition

Is cruise travel safer? :: As survivors and relatives of those who died on board the Costa Concordia mark the anniversary of the disaster, has cruise safety been improved?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/11/travel/concordia-anniversary/index.html?eref�ition

Golden Globes' effect on Oscars :: Scott Feinberg, Oscar analyst for the Hollywood Reporter discusses the effect the Golden Globes have on the Oscar race.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2013/01/10/exp-point-oscars-gg-feinberg.cnn?eref�ition

2013 Oscars: Snubs ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/10/showbiz/movies/oscar-snubs-2013/index.html?eref�ition

Golden Globes: Who will win vs. who should win :: All eyes are on the Golden Globes for clues to future glory at the Oscars.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/11/showbiz/tv/golden-globes-movies-vineyard/index.html?eref�ition

Internet 'makes you honest' :: Jeff Hancock explains why he believes the searchability and permanence of information online may help keep us honest.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2013/01/11/ted-hancock-future-of-lying.ted?eref�ition

Do social media help keep us honest? :: Everyone tells the occasional "little white lie," but Jeffrey Hancock says people are more likely to tell the truth on social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook than in person.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/opinion/hancock-technology-lying/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: House of Commons :: MPs are taking part in an opposition day debate on fuel poverty and energy efficiency.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/21006885

Spain's austerity characters suffer :: Spaniards and immigrants seek relief in austerity-driven Spain. Al Goodman catches up with three people in the crisis.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/28/pkg-goodman-spain-austerity.cnn?eref�ition

Creating fuel from thin air :: A small British firm says it has found a way to make petrol from air and water, as CNN's Dan Rivers reports
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/28/rivers-green-petrol-air.cnn?eref�ition

Inventor builds cardboard bike :: CNN's Fred Pleitgen is on the road with a bike built out of cardboard.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/27/pleitgen-green-cardboard-bike.cnn?eref�ition

Greece debt relief deal reached :: The European Union and the International Monetary Fund agree on a deal that officials hope will finally relieve the troubled country's debt burden.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/11/27/elinda-greece-bailout-deal.cnn?eref�ition

China's new traffic rules stir debate :: Driving in China is dangerous in no small part because many drivers tend to ignore traffic rules.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/03/world/asia/china-traffic-rules/index.html?eref�ition

Opinion: Speak up on climate change :: After two weeks of climate negotiations in Doha, bleary-eyed ministers, negotiators, and advocates are headed back home to the various regions around the world. Few, if any, are leaving entirely satisfied.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/09/opinion/morgan-climate-change-talks/index.html?eref�ition

Sorrell: Europe slow growth decade :: The 2013 forecast for European economic growth has turned into a prediction for decay. The European Central Bank on Thursday flipped next year's gross domestic product forecast from growth of 0.3% to a fall of 0.9% next year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/business/sorrell-europe-recession/index.html?eref�ition

Would a Berlusconi return hurt Italy? :: Will the prospect of a Berlusconi return cause investors to steer clear of Italian bonds? Count on it, writes Nicholas Spiro.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/10/business/opinion-spiro-italy/index.html?eref�ition

Should Scrabble letter values change? :: The values of the letters in Scrabble were assigned according to the front page of a US newspaper in the 1930s. Is it time the scoring system was updated to reflect today's usage?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20984707#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Are gun curbs just symbolism? :: The pictures told the story: Vice President Joe Biden looked solemn, patrician and in control as he sat at a long table in the White House, flanked by people on both sides of the gun control issue.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/14/politics/gun-control-political-symbolism/index.html?eref�ition

16-Jan-2013 20:13 Obama

Obama unveils biggest gun-control push in decades :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Dj-k3yqjguY/us-usa-guns-idUSBRE90F0NU20130116

NRA gets personal with Obama in new anti-gun control ad :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/IjoLrlrJ73o/us-usa-guns-ad-idUSBRE90F12E20130116

NRA Ad Calls Obama 'Elitist Hypocrite' :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?iw742b51f74a862d07496f50295280d4

Op-Ed Columnist: Obama's 1-2 Punch? :: Here's hoping the president goes big in his plans for his second term.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/opinion/friedman-obamas-1-2-punch.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

The Republican Tax Panic :: The GOP should negotiate with Obama, not each other.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324640104578161204263495688.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The Year We Reckon With Iran :: Can Chuck Hagel help fix Obama's biggest problem--before it's too late?
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2133310,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular


Obama

16-Jan-2013 19:11

Week in pictures: 5-11 January 2013 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20984441#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is the eurozone crisis almost over? :: Is the three-year-old eurozone sovereign debt crisis nearing its end? Dr. Nicholas Spiro of Spiro Sovereign Strategy believes it just might be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/03/business/euro-crisis-over-spiro-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

Tax pain ahead for Greeks :: Greece's parliament approved a tax increase Saturday that should add to the government's revenue, but is likely to anger citizens opposed to the country's austerity measures.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/12/world/europe/greece-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Another Tibetan sets himself on fire :: A Tibetan man protesting China's rule of the region set himself on fire Saturday, his death believed to be the first case of self-immolation this year -- but one that adds to a grim, growing toll.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/world/asia/china-tibet-self-immolation/index.html?eref�ition

Is China easing up on media? :: China's traditional iron-handed approach to the media has taken a surprise turn of tolerance with Beijing's soft handling of a recent dispute with local reporters, in what could well become a more open attitude toward the media under the incoming administration of presumed new President Xi Jinping.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/opinion/china-censorship-young/index.html?eref�ition

Rangers dying with elephants in Kenya :: CNN's Nima Elbagir reports on wildlife rangers who risk their lives to guard Kenya's elephant population from poachers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/14/world-pkg-elbagir-elephant-poaching.cnn?eref�ition

Hiropon and the eroticism of anime :: Warning: Hiropon is an anime-type character with monstrously huge lactating breasts that are spilling out of her bikini. If that's ok, read on.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/world/asia/talk-asia-murakami/index.html?eref�ition

Playtime that protects the planet :: CNN's Pauline Chiou goes to Hong Kong's annual toy fair to find out about the growing market for eco-friendly toys.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/14/eco-solutions-toys.cnn?eref�ition

Playtime: Toys that protect the planet :: CNN's Pauline Chiou goes to Hong Kong's annual toy fair to find out about the growing market for eco-friendly toys.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/14/eco-solutions-toys.cnn?eref�ition

YouTube videos lead to pot bust :: A man was arrested after police said they pieced together his identity from videos posted on YouTube.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2013/01/12/pkg-youtube-video-leads-to-pot-bust.wmur?eref�ition

Danger on slopes: Is skiing safe? :: As the winter sports season reaches its peak in Europe and North America so the toll of deaths and injuries will surely mount.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/14/sport/skiing-risks-deaths-injuries/index.html?eref�ition

What are top tech trends for 2013? :: After six days, 3,250 booths and 20,000 new products, a few interesting trends bubbled up at last week's Consumer Electronics Show.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/14/tech/gaming-gadgets/ces-roundup-2013/index.html?eref�ition

5 stunning places to see penguins :: There's no denying it: penguins are among the most charismatic creatures on earth.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/14/travel/penguin-viewing/index.html?eref�ition

Can even Oprah save Armstrong? :: Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah -- where it is speculated he could confess to doping -- should boost her network, but will it help him?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/14/opinion/kurtz-lance-armstrong/index.html?eref�ition

What kind of poster boy will Rory be? :: I remember well the shock when in 2000 Alex Rodriquez signed a 10 year, a quarter of a billion dollar deal ($252 million) to play baseball with the Texas Rangers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/14/business/opinion-boulden-mcllroy-nike/index.html?eref�ition

'Harry Potter Abbey' gets lit up :: The cloisters at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-21018400#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Iran's response to 'Argo?' :: Ben Affleck has more than just a couple of Golden Globes to add to his resume.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/14/world/meast/iran-argo-response/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Kumbh Mela gets under way :: Millions of Hindus take a holy dip on the first day
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-21010629#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Syria refugees: 'Worst way to live' :: The young Syrians uprooted by civil war may be the future of the country -- but for now they're just trying to survive a bitterly cold winter.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/14/world/meast/syria-refugees/index.html?eref�ition

China's Yellow River freezes over :: Affected by the recent big temperature drop, large amounts of drift ice flow on the Yellow River in Pingluo, China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/04/vo-china-yellow-river-drift-ice.cnn?eref�ition

How to get rid of old gadgets :: If you received shiny new gadgets for the holidays, you probably have some older device that is now unwanted or obsolete. If you can't regift your old computer, tablet or TV, make sure you get rid of it the smart way by selling, donating or recycling it.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/25/tech/gaming-gadgets/used-electronics/index.html?eref�ition

Shipping looks to clean up its act :: At nearly the length of four football pitches, the container ship Eugen Maersk takes some stopping when traveling at full speed -- around 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) before it can come to a complete halt.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/17/business/eco-green-shipping-singapore/index.html?eref�ition

Advocates push for 'green' cosmetics :: Cosmetics are a part of the daily grooming regimen for women across the country, but now consumer advocates say your favorite lipstick or mascara may be harmful to your health.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/28/living/green-cosmetics/index.html?eref�ition

Photos ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/10/europe/gallery/concordia-one-year-later/index.html?eref�ition

Is cruise travel safer? :: As survivors and relatives of those who died on board the Costa Concordia mark the anniversary of the disaster, has cruise safety been improved?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/11/travel/concordia-anniversary/index.html?eref�ition

Golden Globes' effect on Oscars :: Scott Feinberg, Oscar analyst for the Hollywood Reporter discusses the effect the Golden Globes have on the Oscar race.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2013/01/10/exp-point-oscars-gg-feinberg.cnn?eref�ition

2013 Oscars: Snubs ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/10/showbiz/movies/oscar-snubs-2013/index.html?eref�ition

Golden Globes: Who will win vs. who should win :: All eyes are on the Golden Globes for clues to future glory at the Oscars.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/11/showbiz/tv/golden-globes-movies-vineyard/index.html?eref�ition

Internet 'makes you honest' :: Jeff Hancock explains why he believes the searchability and permanence of information online may help keep us honest.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2013/01/11/ted-hancock-future-of-lying.ted?eref�ition

Do social media help keep us honest? :: Everyone tells the occasional "little white lie," but Jeffrey Hancock says people are more likely to tell the truth on social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook than in person.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/opinion/hancock-technology-lying/index.html?eref�ition

16-Jan-2013 19:11 Obama

Obama announces 23 exective actions, asks Congress to pass gun laws - CNN (blog) :: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/16/obama-to-announce-gun-control-proposals-shortly/

NRA uses Barack Obama's kids in 'repugnant and cowardly' anti-gun control ad - Toronto Star :: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1315810--nra-uses-barack-obama-s-kids-in-repugnant-and-cowardly-anti-gun-control-video

Obama unveils biggest gun-control push in generations :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Dj-k3yqjguY/us-usa-guns-idUSBRE90F0NU20130116

NRA Ad Calls Obama 'Elitist Hypocrite' :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?iw742b51f74a862d07496f50295280d4

Op-Ed Columnist: Obama's 1-2 Punch? :: Here's hoping the president goes big in his plans for his second term.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/opinion/friedman-obamas-1-2-punch.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

The Republican Tax Panic :: The GOP should negotiate with Obama, not each other.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324640104578161204263495688.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The Year We Reckon With Iran :: Can Chuck Hagel help fix Obama's biggest problem--before it's too late?
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2133310,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular


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16-Jan-2013 18:11

Week in pictures: 5-11 January 2013 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20984441#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is the eurozone crisis almost over? :: Is the three-year-old eurozone sovereign debt crisis nearing its end? Dr. Nicholas Spiro of Spiro Sovereign Strategy believes it just might be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/03/business/euro-crisis-over-spiro-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

Tax pain ahead for Greeks :: Greece's parliament approved a tax increase Saturday that should add to the government's revenue, but is likely to anger citizens opposed to the country's austerity measures.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/12/world/europe/greece-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Another Tibetan sets himself on fire :: A Tibetan man protesting China's rule of the region set himself on fire Saturday, his death believed to be the first case of self-immolation this year -- but one that adds to a grim, growing toll.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/world/asia/china-tibet-self-immolation/index.html?eref�ition

Is China easing up on media? :: China's traditional iron-handed approach to the media has taken a surprise turn of tolerance with Beijing's soft handling of a recent dispute with local reporters, in what could well become a more open attitude toward the media under the incoming administration of presumed new President Xi Jinping.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/opinion/china-censorship-young/index.html?eref�ition

Rangers dying with elephants in Kenya :: CNN's Nima Elbagir reports on wildlife rangers who risk their lives to guard Kenya's elephant population from poachers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/14/world-pkg-elbagir-elephant-poaching.cnn?eref�ition

Hiropon and the eroticism of anime :: Warning: Hiropon is an anime-type character with monstrously huge lactating breasts that are spilling out of her bikini. If that's ok, read on.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/world/asia/talk-asia-murakami/index.html?eref�ition

Playtime that protects the planet :: CNN's Pauline Chiou goes to Hong Kong's annual toy fair to find out about the growing market for eco-friendly toys.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/14/eco-solutions-toys.cnn?eref�ition

Playtime: Toys that protect the planet :: CNN's Pauline Chiou goes to Hong Kong's annual toy fair to find out about the growing market for eco-friendly toys.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/14/eco-solutions-toys.cnn?eref�ition

YouTube videos lead to pot bust :: A man was arrested after police said they pieced together his identity from videos posted on YouTube.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2013/01/12/pkg-youtube-video-leads-to-pot-bust.wmur?eref�ition

Danger on slopes: Is skiing safe? :: As the winter sports season reaches its peak in Europe and North America so the toll of deaths and injuries will surely mount.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/14/sport/skiing-risks-deaths-injuries/index.html?eref�ition

What are top tech trends for 2013? :: After six days, 3,250 booths and 20,000 new products, a few interesting trends bubbled up at last week's Consumer Electronics Show.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/14/tech/gaming-gadgets/ces-roundup-2013/index.html?eref�ition

5 stunning places to see penguins :: There's no denying it: penguins are among the most charismatic creatures on earth.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/14/travel/penguin-viewing/index.html?eref�ition

Can even Oprah save Armstrong? :: Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah -- where it is speculated he could confess to doping -- should boost her network, but will it help him?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/14/opinion/kurtz-lance-armstrong/index.html?eref�ition

What kind of poster boy will Rory be? :: I remember well the shock when in 2000 Alex Rodriquez signed a 10 year, a quarter of a billion dollar deal ($252 million) to play baseball with the Texas Rangers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/14/business/opinion-boulden-mcllroy-nike/index.html?eref�ition

'Harry Potter Abbey' gets lit up :: The cloisters at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-21018400#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Iran's response to 'Argo?' :: Ben Affleck has more than just a couple of Golden Globes to add to his resume.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/14/world/meast/iran-argo-response/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Kumbh Mela gets under way :: Millions of Hindus take a holy dip on the first day
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-21010629#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Syria refugees: 'Worst way to live' :: The young Syrians uprooted by civil war may be the future of the country -- but for now they're just trying to survive a bitterly cold winter.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/14/world/meast/syria-refugees/index.html?eref�ition

China's Yellow River freezes over :: Affected by the recent big temperature drop, large amounts of drift ice flow on the Yellow River in Pingluo, China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/04/vo-china-yellow-river-drift-ice.cnn?eref�ition

How to get rid of old gadgets :: If you received shiny new gadgets for the holidays, you probably have some older device that is now unwanted or obsolete. If you can't regift your old computer, tablet or TV, make sure you get rid of it the smart way by selling, donating or recycling it.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/25/tech/gaming-gadgets/used-electronics/index.html?eref�ition

Shipping looks to clean up its act :: At nearly the length of four football pitches, the container ship Eugen Maersk takes some stopping when traveling at full speed -- around 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) before it can come to a complete halt.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/17/business/eco-green-shipping-singapore/index.html?eref�ition

Advocates push for 'green' cosmetics :: Cosmetics are a part of the daily grooming regimen for women across the country, but now consumer advocates say your favorite lipstick or mascara may be harmful to your health.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/28/living/green-cosmetics/index.html?eref�ition

Photos ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/10/europe/gallery/concordia-one-year-later/index.html?eref�ition

Is cruise travel safer? :: As survivors and relatives of those who died on board the Costa Concordia mark the anniversary of the disaster, has cruise safety been improved?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/11/travel/concordia-anniversary/index.html?eref�ition

Golden Globes' effect on Oscars :: Scott Feinberg, Oscar analyst for the Hollywood Reporter discusses the effect the Golden Globes have on the Oscar race.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2013/01/10/exp-point-oscars-gg-feinberg.cnn?eref�ition

2013 Oscars: Snubs ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/10/showbiz/movies/oscar-snubs-2013/index.html?eref�ition

Golden Globes: Who will win vs. who should win :: All eyes are on the Golden Globes for clues to future glory at the Oscars.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/11/showbiz/tv/golden-globes-movies-vineyard/index.html?eref�ition

Internet 'makes you honest' :: Jeff Hancock explains why he believes the searchability and permanence of information online may help keep us honest.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2013/01/11/ted-hancock-future-of-lying.ted?eref�ition

Do social media help keep us honest? :: Everyone tells the occasional "little white lie," but Jeffrey Hancock says people are more likely to tell the truth on social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook than in person.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/13/opinion/hancock-technology-lying/index.html?eref�ition

16-Jan-2013 18:11 Obama

Obama to announce gun control proposals shortly - CNN (blog) :: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/16/obama-to-announce-gun-control-proposals-shortly/comment-page-1/

NRA Ad Calls Obama 'Elitist Hypocrite' :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?iw742b51f74a862d07496f50295280d4

Op-Ed Columnist: Obama's 1-2 Punch? :: Here's hoping the president goes big in his plans for his second term.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/opinion/friedman-obamas-1-2-punch.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

The Republican Tax Panic :: The GOP should negotiate with Obama, not each other.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324640104578161204263495688.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The Year We Reckon With Iran :: Can Chuck Hagel help fix Obama's biggest problem--before it's too late?
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2133310,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular


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